The Nation: Unequal Welfare

The welfare burden weighs too heavily on industrial states because people move in to improve their lot and become public charges when they fail. Just how great this problem has grown was underscored by New York State Senator Donald Halperin. The latest figures show that about two-thirds of the family heads who are on relief in the city were born outside New York State. The percentage of welfare mothers who were born outside other states with large manufacturing centers is 52.5% in Ohio, 63% in Illinois and 67.5% in California. The comparable percentages are...

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